(Reuters) – SVB Financial Group on Friday sought protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. bankruptcy code, days after its former unit Silicon Valley Bank was taken over by U.S. regulators.
Bank stocks globally have seen billions of dollars wiped away from their market valuation in the aftermath of the collapse, which also shook the startup community the Santa Clara, California-based bank was mainly lending to.
Below is a timeline of key events leading up to the Chapter 11 filing:
March 8, 2023 SVB says it intends to raise $2.25 billion in
common equity and preferred convertible stock
after it sold a portfolio of US Treasuries and
mortgage-backed securities at a $1.8 billion
March 9, 2023 SVB clients pull their money from the bank on
the advice of venture capital firms such as
Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, sources tell
Reuters, leading to $42 billion of deposit
withdrawals on that day
March 10, 2023 A California regulator shuts Silicon Valley
Bank and appoints the Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver to
take control of its parent company, according
to the agency’s statement
March 11, 2023 Employees of Silicon Valley Bank offered 45
days of employment at 1.5 times their salary
by the regulator FDIC, according to an email
to staff seen by Reuters
March 12, 2023 “Depositors will have access to all of their
money starting Monday, March 13,” the U.S.
Treasury, Federal Reserve and FDIC say in a
statement, adding that no losses associated
with the resolution of Silicon Valley Bank
will be borne by the taxpayer
March 13, 2023 The defunct holding company says it is
planning to explore strategic alternatives for
its businesses and names William Kosturos as
its chief restructuring officer.
President Joe Biden vows to take action to
ensure the safety of the U.S. banking system.
March 14, 2023 SVB says that Goldman Sachs acquired the bond
portfolio on which it booked a $1.8 billion
loss, a transaction that set its failure in
Canada’s financial regulator
March 15, 2023 says
it has taken permanent control of
the assets of Silicon Valley Bank’s Canadian
branch and was winding up the institution.
Regulators at the U.S. Federal
March 15, 2023 Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) have asked banks
interested in acquiring failed lenders Silicon
Valley Bank and Signature Bank to submit bids
by March 17, Reuters
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet
March 16, 2023 Yellen
that Silicon Valley Bank had to
be closed because of a liquidity risk that
meant the bank could not meet depositors’
March 17, 2023 says
it filed for a court-supervised
reorganization under Chapter 11 bankruptcy
protection to seek buyers for its assets, days
after its former unit Silicon Valley Bank was
taken over by U.S. regulators.
(Reporting by Mehnaz Yasmin and Priyamvada C in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel and Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)